Kegel Muscles

Even if you’re pretty knowledgeable with human anatomy, the kegel muscles might have escaped you.  If this term sounds alien to you, you’ll get the lowdown about this muscle and learn what you can do to ensure that you have a clean bill of health, wise and in terms of other muscles.

All About Kegel muscles

First of all, this muscle is also referred to as the PC muscle.  It’s a bundle of muscles that take the shape of a hammock.  Both men and women have this muscle and it’s located in the pelvis, extending from the pubic bone to the tail bone.  For its position in the body, the PC muscle is also referred to as the pelvic floor muscles. 

The main function of the kegel muscles is to support the organs in the pelvic cavity like the bladder, kidneys, etc.  Aside from this purpose however, the kegel muscles also controls the flow of urine and also helps with the stability of childbirth for women.  It also takes care of the pleasure that women get from an orgasm.  For the male side, a healthy PC muscle means intense and long erections.

Exercises for the Kegel muscles

In the same way that you put a regular time in your schedule for working your body out, you also need to make sure that you work this muscle out.  In comparison to other exercise routines, however, you can do Kegel exercises without taking time out of your life.  Even with sitting at work or watching the evening news, you can do the exercises for making sure that your kegel muscles is as healthy and as strong as it can be.

Before we discuss the exercise routine, you might want to know why Kegel exercises are important.

The Benefits of Kegel Exercises

We have to divide the benefits of doing Kegel exercises into two, the benefits women can get and the benefits men can get.  Overall, the most pleasure can be had with sexual intercourse if both sexes do the exercises for the kegel muscles.

Women benefits from Kegels:

Having strong pelvic muscles for pregnancy and childbirth.
You can also avoid pelvic prolapse and problems with incontinence

Men benefit from Kegels:

Having strong a kegel muscles to keep urinary incontinence at bay.

The Location of the Kegel muscles

For all the benefits listed above, you might want to get started with doing Kegel exercises.  Before you can do this, you have to know where the kegel muscles are first.  You can find the right location of the muscles by trying to stop your flow when you’re urinating.  If you’re not that strong, you can try to slow your stream down.  The muscles you feel contracting there is what you’re looking for.  No other muscles should be contracting.

Simple Kegel Exercises for a Good Kegel muscles Workout

Long Twitch Kegels.  In whatever position you’re most comfortable, lying down or standing up, try to contract the muscle for a few seconds.  You’re good with squeezing it for 10 seconds.  Do not attempt to hold those muscles longer than 10 seconds.  Relax for another 10 seconds and then contract the muscle again.  Doing this exercise as many times in one day, you’ll have a stronger kegel muscles and you’ll stay away from any health problems concerning this muscle.

Short Twitch Kegels.  Just as the term suggests, you’ll be doing shorter squeezes for the kegel muscles.  Contract the muscle for one second and relax for a second or two.  Do this again for five times and you’ve succeeded with doing a set of short Kegels.  Before you start doing another set, make sure that you relax for a complete count of 10.  The best results for your pelvic floor muscles would come if you do three sets three to four times a day.

To gain strength for your pelvic floor muscles quicker, and improve the strength you already have, you can do your kegel muscles exercises with the help of a Kegel aids such as the VagaCare Vaginal Weights.

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